Drury went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles. The homer was his third of the spring, bolstering a .340/.392/.638 slash line, but the more important development is that Jays manager Charlie Montoyo continues to give Drury a look in the leadoff spot. If he can hang onto that assignment, the team's Opening Day third baseman could be a bit of a steal in the late rounds of fantasy drafts this weekend.
Drury went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Braves. More interestingly, the third baseman was in the leadoff spot even though Billy McKinney and Randal Grichuk were both in the Jays' lineup as well. The identity of the players likely to hit at the top of the Toronto order remains one of the biggest unsolved mysteries in the Toronto camp. If Drury can put himself in that mix despite his .314 career OBP, his fantasy value could get a boost.
Drury went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers. The 26-year-old is now slashing .351/.400/.649 through 14 games this spring, and over half his 13 hits (five doubles, two homers) have gone for extra bases. On the downside, Drury's 3:13 BB:K isn't ideal, but he's still set to open the season as the Jays' starting third baseman while phenom Vlad Guerrero Jr. (oblique) gets healthy. If he comes out of the gate hot, Drury could well shift over to the keystone and remain in the starting nine after Guerrero makes his debut rather than move into a utility role.
Drury went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays. It's his first homer of the spring. Drury is penciled into the starting third base job for the Jays, but only until the front office decides it's financially prudent to call up Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and start the clock ticking on the phenom's service time. Once Guerrero is in the majors, Drury will likely slide into a utility role that could still allow him to retain useful fantasy value in deeper formats. He slashed .282/.329/.458 while playing at least 16 games at four different positions for the Diamondbacks in 2016.
Drury went 2-for-3 with a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the Pirates. Drury was hitless in his first four at-bats of spring before collecting a single in the second inning Wednesday. He added another base knock in the sixth frame and proceeded to steal second base. Drury is currently expected to open the season as the Blue Jays' starting third baseman, though he'll likely shift to a reserve role once Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is promoted.